5 Of Our Beauty Editor’s Favourite SPFs For Your Face!

Whether the sun is shining bright in the sky or outdoors looks grey and cloudy, SPF is a must EVERY DAY of the year – especially when it comes to your face. Our Beauty Editor Emily explains exactly why SPF is such a vital step in your skincare routine and shares her five favourite products when it comes to SPF for your face!

Why Is SPF Important?

We all know the importance of using SPF. By applying sun cream to our faces (and our bodies!) we’re protecting ourselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. Whilst we all love a good tan and could likely soak up the sun for hours, long term exposure to UVA rays can cause sun damage to the skin’s thickest layer – the dermis – which can result in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

When To Apply SPF

To do your very best at protecting your skin, opt for an SPF of at least 30 and apply it as the last step in your skincare routine. This means you’ll be applying it after you’ve cleansed, toned, moisturised and layered on your favourite serum! If you’re wearing makeup, you can apply your makeup over the top of your SPF afterwards – just wait a few minutes for your SPF to fully absorb into your skin first!

GLOSSYBOX’s Beauty Editor’s Top Picks For SPF For Your Face

These are our Beauty Editor’s five favourite facial SPF products right now…

  1. Riemann P20 SPF30 Face Sun Cream
    £20.00 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX

    Riemann P20 SPF30 Face Sun Cream

    A summertime essential – Riemann P20 will never let you down when it comes to keeping safe in the sun! This lightweight cream helps to protect against UV-induced skin damage and visible signs of premature skin ageing, whilst being designed to be long lasting and water-resistant. Perfect for days spent lounging about in the garden, by the pool or, if you’re lucky, on the beach! Specifically created for facial use (as well as the neck, chest and ears) this cream contains photostable UVA and UVB protection to help prevent against burning. The P20 face cream can also be used under makeup – so be sure to layer up before putting on your face!

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  2. Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing Lotion SPF 50+
    £24.00 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX

    Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing Lotion SPF 50+

    This Face Anti-Ageing Lotion SPF 50+ from Ultrasun is a multi-purpose face lotion formulated using the very latest skincare research and advances. Delivering very high sun protection (plus moisturising and anti-ageing care), this water-resistant face cream can be used in place of your daily moisturiser to provide high and long-lasting protection in just one application. It’s fortified with very high SPF 50+ sun protection with high level UVA (up to 98%) and UVB protection, and is perfect for wearing under makeup too!

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  3. SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF50 Sunscreen Protection
    £41.00 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX

    SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF50 Sunscreen Protection

    Shield your complexion from harmful sun damage with the Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF 50 from world-renowned leader in advanced science-based skincare, SkinCeuticals. Formulated with state-of-the-art UV filters, this facial SPF is a must in your beauty bag all year round. The lightweight and easily absorbed hydrating sunscreen also helps to prevent UV induced collagen breakdown, UV induced hyperpigmentation and other signs of premature ageing caused by harsh rays.

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  4. The Ritual of Karma Sun Protection Face Cream 30
    £15.50 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX

    The Ritual of Karma Sun Protection Face Cream 30

    Specifically designed to help protect the delicate skin of the face from the effects of sun exposure is The Ritual of Karma Sun Protection Face Cream 30. The face cream helps to prevent premature ageing as a result of UVA and UVB exposure, while promoting a healthy tan. And, quickly absorbing into the skin it offers immediate protection. The advanced protection system includes key ingredients Organic White Tea and Ginkgo Biloba, an ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicine. This powerhouse combination work together to help promote skin health and hydration!

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  5. Comfort Zone Sun Soul Face and Body Cream SPF50+
    £21.60 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX

    Comfort Zone Sun Soul Face and Body Cream SPF50+

    Rejuvenate your skin, whilst protecting it from harsh external aggressors at the same time, with the Comfort Zone Sun Soul Face And Body Cream Spf50+. The ultra-high UVA and UVB protection within this sun cream makes it highly effective when it comes to defending your delicate skin from the sun’s rays. It offers a powerful protective barrier, while also drenching your base in intense hydration. Active ingredients in this formula also encourage anti-ageing properties, minimising the appearance of dark spots and discolouration to leave skin looking brighter and clearer.

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Emily Cotton

Emily Cotton

Beauty Editor

I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!